TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Chris Del Conte has announced that Trent Johnson will not return as the Horned Frogs’ head men’s basketball coach.
“Trent Johnson is a man of unbelievable integrity,” Del Conte said. “It’s hard to find a better person than Trent, and I have the highest level of respect for him. However, we believe change is needed in the leadership of our men’s basketball program. With our new facility and playing in the Big 12, the strongest basketball conference in the country, we’re positioned well to have a men’s basketball program that makes TCU and Fort Worth proud. Trent inherited a very difficult situation, and we truly appreciated his efforts over the last four years. We simply did not have the success we envisioned but believe the pieces are now in place for us to move forward.”
The Horned Frogs began play this season in the new $72 million Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.
A search will begin immediately for TCU’s next head men’s basketball coach.